Routine cleanings by a dentist should be part of any preventative dental care regimen. Professional cleanings can get to tight spots that your child might miss even if he or she knows the proper way and intervals to brush and floss teeth. Routine cleanings help with cavity prevention and give the dentist a chance to notice trouble spots before they can become painful and expensive dental problems.
The American Dental Association recommends that people have routine teeth cleanings by a dental professional every three to six months. Your child’s cleaning needs could vary depending on risk factors for tooth decay, such as having certain diseases (such as diabetes) being on certain medications (such as anti-convulsants) or having a weakened immune system.
Teeth cleaning is part of any preventative oral exam. Dental cleanings not only leave mouths feeling clean and sparkling, but they help to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Professional teeth cleaning at our practice involves removing tartar from teeth that even the most careful brushing and flossing at home can miss. This procedure is painless and nothing a patient should be apprehensive about. During a routine cleaning at our office, the hygienist will clean your child’s teeth gently, use a tooth scaler to scrape off any excess plaque and finally polish them so they are shiny and clean.
Poor oral hygiene has been tied to health complications such as heart disease and stroke, so it’s important to have your child’s teeth cleaned regularly, not only to look good, but to stay healthy. Set up your child’s next cleaning at our office today!